Canonica a Cerreto
Località Canonica a Cerreto
53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga (Siena)
Tel: +39 0577 363 261
Around the year 1000 A.D , the canons of Siena’s cathedral decided to construct a new abbey not too far from the city. The abbey was to be located on a panoramic hillside in the middle of a forest filled with “cerri” – turkey oak trees – and it was here that Canonica a Cerreto was built. The word “Cerreto” derives from this particular kind of tree, quercus cerris.